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Off the boat and just getting some instructions from the sailing instructor.
Taal Lake and Yacht Club
Taal Lake and Yacht Club has Hobie Cats, and Kayaks for rent. You can rent their Hobie 21 inclusive of the instructor who'll teach you sailing basics.
They have basic and intermediate lessons based on the US Sailing Association System and they teach one on one or in a group using Toppers and Hobie Cats.
Cabana - P350/ day
Hobie Cat - P1950/ day
Smaller boats - P800/day
Hobie 21 - max capacity 7pax - P3,800/day
Windsurfer - P600/day
Kayaks - P500/day (single) P600/day (tandem)
Phone: +43 7730192
A closer look at the platforms in the middle of Taal lake where they catch fish.
Home of the tawilis, tilapia and other freshwater fish, Taal lake has fishing villages on the lakeshore and bamboo platforms with nets out on the lake.
Hire a boat from the shore of Talisay and go around volcano island or get off the island to trek to the volcano's crater.
Trail to the active crater
Contrary to what I previously thought, the volcano crater that's usually shown on promotional materials for Taal is not the active one.
Follow the trail as shown on the picture to get to the active crater and take a dip in the lake within the volcano.
Inactive crater of Taal Volcano
A 15 min drive from Tagaytay on a steep road will lead you down to the lakeshore town of Talisay, Batangas.
So close to the mountain yet with a different feel down here where you're just a boat ride away from the famous volcano within a lake where there's a volcano with a lake within. Did I get that right? :-)
Talisay, Batangas is the jump off point for those who want an up close and personal look at Taal Volcano and volcano island.
We followed Philippine Star editor in chief, Ana Marie Pamintuan's advice and headed to San Roque Beach Resort where we experienced Filipino and Dutch hospitality in this cozy resort owned and managed by Lita and Leo Mercx.
Lita's son took us on the boat to take photos closer to volcano island but it was a bit late in the morning to go all around it and too hot to make the trek to the crater.
Taal lake is the best breeding ground for tilapia and an elusive fish called tawilis which the lake is known for.
Lunch, of course, was grilled, fresh tilapia and pochero (Batangas beef with a thick soup and fresh vegetables).
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